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California Farmers Pray for Rain, Prepare for Continued Drought

California Farmers Pray for Rain, Prepare for Continued Drought

| October 13, 2014 | 0 Comments

Farmers at the annual fundraiser for The Center for Land-Based Learning say they’re doing OK this year, with a bit of strategic tinkering and water-wise practices. But if the drought drags on into another year, they except to hurt, a lot.

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Alkymists Restaurant in Palo Alto Combines Food with Philanthropy

Alkymists Restaurant in Palo Alto Combines Food with Philanthropy

| October 11, 2014 | 0 Comments

Alkymists offers a diverse world-fusion menu, but what’s more noteworthy is its commitment to what it calls “foodanthropy” a project devoted to providing free monthly meals to low-income families in the Bay Area, and internships and training to women in need.

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Eating Comfort Foods May Not Be So Comforting After All

Eating Comfort Foods May Not Be So Comforting After All

| October 10, 2014 | 0 Comments

It’s tempting to seek out the mac and cheese or a pint of ice cream after a terrible, horrible, no good day. But fresh research suggests such comfort foods might not be mood boosters after all.

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Halloween Treat: A Pile of Cheesy Breadstick ‘Bones’

Halloween Treat: A Pile of Cheesy Breadstick ‘Bones’

| October 9, 2014 | 0 Comments

Want to have some Halloween food fun? Make a pile of these crunchy, cheesy bone-shaped breadsticks, then watch them disappear.

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Check, Please! Bay Area Revisits 3 Mediterranean Restaurants in New Episode

Check, Please! Bay Area Revisits 3 Mediterranean Restaurants in New Episode

| October 9, 2014 | 0 Comments

Revisit three Mediterranean restaurants from previous series: Ristorante Ideale (SF), Le Mediterranee (Berkeley), La Ciccia (SF)

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Halloween Treat: Guacamole Graveyard with Tortilla Gravestones and Ghosts

Halloween Treat: Guacamole Graveyard with Tortilla Gravestones and Ghosts

| October 7, 2014 | 0 Comments

Turn creamy, lime-kissed guacamole into a ghoulish graveyard scene for your upcoming Halloween party. It also makes a great potluck addition to any creepy get-together.

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With Bowling Balls, Cute Kittens and Cotton-Candy Cocktails, Theme Restaurants Bounce Back

With Bowling Balls, Cute Kittens and Cotton-Candy Cocktails, Theme Restaurants Bounce Back

| October 4, 2014 | 1 Comment

Theme restaurants seem to be making a comeback. Here are some that have popped up in the Bay Area beyond neighborhoods catering to tourists. Can theme restaurants develop a loyal clientele or are they a one-time novelty?

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Two For One: Subsidies Help Food Stamp Recipients Buy Fresh Food

Two For One: Subsidies Help Food Stamp Recipients Buy Fresh Food

| October 4, 2014 | 0 Comments

There a big new pot of government money available for programs that boost the buying power of food stamps. But there’s a catch: The cash has to spent on local fruit and vegetables.

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Locavore Losses: California’s Chefs, Artisans Feel the Drought

Locavore Losses: California’s Chefs, Artisans Feel the Drought

| October 3, 2014 | 1 Comment

Bay Area restaurants and food artisans are feeling the direct effect of the drought’s impact on local farmers, crops and produce.

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The Birth And Afterlife Of Israel’s Precious Etrog Fruit

The Birth And Afterlife Of Israel’s Precious Etrog Fruit

| October 3, 2014 | 1 Comment

An odd, beautiful and persnickety citrus fruit has its big moment during the Jewish fall festival of Sukkot. But then what do you do with it?

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VIDEO: Glimpse The History Of Life In A Beer

VIDEO: Glimpse The History Of Life In A Beer

| October 3, 2014 | 0 Comments

It took more than a billion years of evolution to yield the biology behind a beer. Here, we bring you a video celebration of the science in a cold one.

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Check, Please! Bay Area Revisits 3 Asian Restaurants in New Episode

Check, Please! Bay Area Revisits 3 Asian Restaurants in New Episode

| October 2, 2014 | 0 Comments

Revisit three Asian restaurants from previous series: Dragon Rouge Restaurant, Marnee Thai, Butterfly Restaurant.

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California Cracks Down On Farmers Market Cheaters

California Cracks Down On Farmers Market Cheaters

| October 2, 2014 | 2 Comments

Did your local farmer really grow that heirloom apple he just sold you? California wants to know, so it’s sending more inspectors out to make sure the produce sold at markets is really local.

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Noodle-Pulling Dance at Jacques Pépin and Martin Yan Event

Noodle-Pulling Dance at Jacques Pépin and Martin Yan Event

| October 1, 2014 | 0 Comments

Jacques Pépin and Martin Yan shared their stories, friendship, and love for public media with fans at a special KQED event to celebrate Yan’s new series Martin Yan’s Taste of Vietnam and Pepin’s new series Jacques Pépin: Heart & Soul. The event finale was a noodle-pulling dance performance by Chef Tony Wu.

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